Michele is a successful bourgeois playwright who fantasizes an affair between his beautiful wife, Nina, and his best friend, Max, a bisexual actor. Unbeknownst to him, the pair have in fact been lovers for years, though Max is really in love with Michele.
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Typical late 60's fusion of politics, philosophy, and sexual libertinism, yet told in unusual style and with infuriating confidence on the circular peeling off of all layers of conventional love. What remains is the void of nuclear angst but it is told in style, superb score and some bizarre characters like the bisexual pair of the anarchist and the bourgeois actor. Bolkan's doric beauty caps this cinematic enigma.
A cast including Jean-Louis Trintignant and Annie Giradot. A Dario Argento screenplay.One of Ennio Morricone's best soundtracks. Florida Bolkan wrapped in a Nazi flag or naked in dingy. Why isn't this film more well known?
It's an interesting clash of Italian New Wave and erotic giallo based on skillfull re-write of Griffi's play by Argento. Acting is excellent, music is superb, and the plot is messy and confusing. It aged a bit, thus watching it feels like a time travel, but ultimately it delivers a sort of satisfaction.
Plato's Symposium meets King Arthur's Round Table.
Husband, Lover, Marriage, re-conceptualised according to the spirit of the time. It is such a please to watch the editing work (Franco Arcalli), the transitioning from scene to scene, they are like a seamless flow.